Tina Dura:

dura photo

Research Interests

The aim of my research is to extend subduction zone earthquake and tsunami records over many seismic cycles (thousands of years) in order to capture the spatial and temporal variability of the largest events and better assess hazards.  To extend earthquake and tsunami records, I apply stratigraphic, sedimentary, and microfossil (diatom) methods to coastal sedimentary sequences to identify paleoenvironmental changes that signal past coseismic deformation and tsunami inundation of the coast.

Curriculum vitae 

Publications   

  • Dura, T., Cisternas, M., Horton, B. P., Ely, L. L., Nelson, A. R., Wesson, R. L., and Pilarczyk, J. E., 2014. Coastal evidence for Holocene subduction-zone earthquakes and tsunamis in central Chile. Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • Dura, T., Rubin, C.M., Kelsey, H.M., Horton, B.P., Hawkes, A.D., Grand Pre, C., Daryono, M., Ladinsky, T., Vane, C.H. and Bradley, S. 2011.Preservation of Holocene Earthquakes, Sungai Pinang, Western Sumatra.Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 116, B11.
  • Pilarczyk, J.E., Dura, T., Horton, B.P., Engelhart, S.E., Kemp, A.C., Sawai, Y., 2014. Microfossils from coastal environments as indicators of paleo-earthquakes, tsunamis, and storms.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 413, 144-157.
  • Ely, L., Cisternas, M., Wesson, R., Dura, T., 2014. Five centuries of tsunamis and land-level changes at the overlap between the rupture areas of the 1960 and 2010 Chilean earthquakes, Geology 42(11)995-998.
  • Briggs, R. W., Engelhart, S. E., Nelson, A. R., Dura, T., Kemp, A. C., Haeussler, P. J., Corbett, D. R., Angster, S. J., and L. Bradley, 2014. Uplift and subsidence reveal a non‐persistent megathrust rupture boundary (Sitkinak Island, Alaska), Geophysical Research Letters, 41(7), 2289-2296.

Contact info

Postdoctoral Associate
Sea Level Research
Department of Marine and Coastal Science
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Tel: (848) 932-3482
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ane García-Artola:

 DSC 0006

Research Interests

The main objective of my current project is to reconstruct sea-level rise in the North Atlantic during the Common Era (CE; last 2000 years) and understand its relation to known periods of climate variability. To achieve this, I will reconstruct sea level on the Atlantic coast of Europe (Spain) and North America (USA). These reconstructions will be at the necessary decimeter vertical precision (using a microfossil-based transfer function) and a decadal to centennial temporal precision (using a composite chronology composed of AMS radiocarbon, short-lived radionuclides and pollution histories). The new reconstructions will expand the geographical range to definitively recognize and explain spatial variability of Common Era sea-level change in the North Atlantic in response to the warmer Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA) and the cooler Little Ice Age (LIA).

Curriculum vitae 

Publications   

  • Irabien, M.J., García-Artola, A., Cearreta, A., Leorri, E., 2014. Chemostratigraphic and lithostratigraphic signatures of the Anthropocene in estuarine areas from the easternCantabrian coast (N. Spain). Quaternary International, in press,DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.08.056.
  • García-Artola, A., Cearreta, A., Leorri, E., 2014. Relative sea-level changes in the Basque coast (northern Spain, Bay of Biscay) during the Holocene and Anthropocene: the Urdaibai estuary case. Quaternary International, in press, DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.040.
  • Leorri, E., Cearreta, A., Irabien, M.J., García-Artola, A., Corbett, D.R., Horsman, E., Blake,W.H., Sanchez-Cabeza, J.A., 2014. Anthropogenic disruptions of the sedimentary record in coastal marshes: examples from the southern Bay of Biscay (N Spain). Continental Shelf Research 86, 132-140.
  • Leorri, E., Cearreta, A., García-Artola, A., Irabien, M.J., Blake, W.H., 2013. Relative sea-level rise in the Basque coast (N Spain): Not simply direct impact on the coastal area.Ocean and Coastal Management 77, 3-13.
  • Cearreta, A., García-Artola, A., Leorri, E., Irabien, M.J., Masque, P., 2013. Recentenvironmental evolution of regenerated salt marshes in the southern Bay of Biscay: Anthropogenic evidences in their sedimentary record. Journal of Marine Systems 109–110, S203-S212.

Contact info

Postdoctoral Associate
Sea Level Research
Department of Marine and Coastal Science
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Tel: (848) 932-3482
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy Shaw:Profilepic Shaw 576x1024

Research Interests

My current research interests revolve around saltmarsh environments and their ability to serve as natural archives of sea-level change through a combination of sedimentological and paleoecological evidence. Currently we are working towards producing high resolution long-term sea-level histories for sites along the mid US Atlantic coast using a microfossil transfer function approach. The primary goal of this research is to assess the timing of modern era sea-level rise, validating the reconstructions against local tide-gauge stations, but also to extend the records as far back into the Holocene as the sediments allow.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

  • Shaw, T. A., Kirby, J. R., Holgate, S., Tutman, P., Plater, A. J. Contemporary salt-marsh foraminiferal distrbution from the Adriatic Coast of Croatia and its potential for sea-level studies. Journal of Foraminiferal Research (accepted).
  • Khan, N. S., Ashe, E., Shaw, T. A., Vacchi, M., Walker, J. , Peltier, W. R., Kopp, R. E., Horton, B. P. (2015). Holocene relative sea-level changes from near-, intermediate-, and far-field locations. Current Climate Change Reports, 1(4), 247-262.
  • Plater, A. J., Kirby, J. R., Boyle, J. F., Shaw, T., Mills, H. 2015. Loss on Ignition and Organic Content. In: Handbook of sea level research. Shennan, I., Long, A. J., and Horton, B. P. (Eds.). John Wiley & Sons. Chichester.
  • Kirby, J., Clarke, D., Shaw, T., Toole, E. 2010. The Mid-Late Holocene Evolution of Southern Walland Marsh and the Origin of the ‘Midley Sand’. In Romney Marsh: Persistence and Change in a Coastal Lowland. Waller M. P., Edwards, E., Barber, L (Eds.). The Romney Marsh Research Trust. Sevenoaks

Contact info

Posdoctoral Associate
Sea Level Research
Department of Marine and Coastal Science
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Tel: (848) 932-3482
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer Clear:

Research Interests

Curriculum vitae

Publications 

 

Contact info

 

Postdoctoral Associate
Sea Level Research
Department of Marine and Coastal Science
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ, 08901
Tel: (848) 932-3482
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.